William James McCoy — Rochester

The memorial service for William James McCoy will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Macken Funeral Home in the Dome Chapel, 1105 12th St. S.E., in Rochester. Father Nick Mezacapa and Father Nelson will be officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service begins. A reception will follow the interment at Macken Funeral Home, allowing us all to share our fond memories of Will with joy and laughter.

William James McCoy, 66, of Rochester, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home.

William James McCoy was born July 27, 1947, the son of Leonard and Mary (Coleman) McCoy in Rochester. Will graduated with a letter in football from Lourdes High School in 1965. He attended college for one year. He entered the Air Force in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1970. Will met Joan Sue Good in Denver, Colo., where they were married Sept. 3, 1977. They lived in Rangely, Colo., where William worked as a Tool Pusher for the Suburban Propane Oil Company. Will moved his family to Rochester in 1985. Until his retirement in July 2012, he enjoyed 25 years of service, working as a materials handler at the Recycling Center for Olmsted County.

Will was an avid sports fan. Whether watching or playing, he loved football, softball, basketball and baseball. The Twins and the Vikings were 'always' his top team picks.

William is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Diedra (Will) Amaya, of Newport News, Va.; son, Ahren (Lynette) McCoy, of Rochester; daughter, Alissa McCoy, of Rochester; six grandchildren, Gwenyth, Laura, Elena, Emily, Nathan and Alexa; sister, Patricia Carr, of Commerce Township, Mich.; brother, Daniel (Rita) McCoy; brother, Vince (Hila) McCoy; and brother-in-law, George M. Jeffrey, of San Francisco, Calif.

Will was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Leonard McCoy; his sister, Helen; and brother-in-law, Jim Carr.

He will be sorely missed and long remembered by his family and his friends.

Memorials may be made to the Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester.